Now i have been very jealous lately, it seems more and more people are colouring and stamping using Tim Holtz distress inks. From what i have seen they are brilliant, so wanted to try them for my self. I have only 5 distress inks of my own these are:
One of my favorite stamp collections(due to elisabeth bell) is whiff of joy, i just love her designs, I came across their whiff of joy inspirations and tutorial blog. I try and go on there every other day to check out their blog posts and fab tutorials.
Well i came across this tutorial and jumped at the chance to have a go at this. I have seen other tutorials but they havent been as detailed as this one plus i was in the mood and had the energy to go to hobby craft to get supplies. I picked up a water colour pad and some brushes.
Now as i only have 5 distress inks i was limited in the colouring area but i had a go and different strengths of the colour. Please remember this is my first go at this, so to be honest it isnt that good.
This picture is with out a flash. As you can see i smudged the far right hoove with my hand(silly me) Also i think i used a bit too much water and that is why some of the colours have run. For the body i used brushed corduroy and i havent shadded it correctly but i was just practicing with different depths of the same colour and i was really impressed.
This is with the flash and shows the colouring depths better. I am pleased with it as like i said it is my first go at this. I am so happy i found the tutorial and want to say a big thank you to Ann who posted the tutorial, i found it so easy to follow. I am now going to add more distress inks to my wish list.
Stamp-whiff of joy, Charlottes Horse
Distress inks- from inkylicious (cheapest i have found in the UK)
I hope you like the post i found and if like me if you have never tried distress inks and want to have a go take a look at the tutorial.
I would love it if you could leave a comment, let me know what you think good/bad or any advice or tips you would like to share with me.
x Laura x